countless hours of work, frustration and fun in photoshop. i've been working on this since march,it somehow grew along with me and my skills i evolved; and very slowly but constantly it became more solid. these were literally 'the easy days' for me; however, it also symbolizes 'the end of the easy days', as i finally moved out, attend an art college and run for the real life. (that's why the sunset)
it originaly was a 'cloud-training/test' picture; however, the clouds are pretty much the only thing what's left of the first early versions. maybe you remember these: [link] i want to thank all the people on www.cgpad.org who provided me with critique, tips and overpaints. special thankies to the traitor-apprentice of the dark side, cb3
well, i used references for the city in the background (Appleseed Ex Machina)
inspired by and dedicated to
ill get my wacom soon!
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(don't want to take this further.. -.-) maybe i've got a little overdose of moon-landing-hype few weeks ago... so i decided to do a little contra-thingy.. an hommage to the soviet space program: sputnik, laika, yuri (ok, i know they don't look like them ) and the never failing soyus carrier rockets.
the real interesting thing is, that they are still up to date in space technology; and as soon as NASA is giving up the space shuttle program, they are the only ones to rely on, when sending material and personel to the ISS. additionally, i think we really need russians in space. they are so fucking badass, if something serious happens, they are the ones who survive with a roll of ducktape and macgyver-styles. i bet the first man on mars will be a russian^^
all ps, maybe arround 5-6 hours. felt quick though. and it really felt good taking a break from that concept stuff and check out some illustrative settings. i can add steps, if you guys liked to... ?